Andre is a fully accredited photographer based in Bangkok, Thailand, since 2016. From 2013-2016 he lived and worked in Myanmar exclusively, as the country struggled through the early days of democracy, and was awarded Magnum Photos 30 Under 30...
Focus:Photojournalist, Videographer, Photography
Covering:Asia,USA & Canada
Skills:Audio Recording, Photo Editing, Multimedia Production, Retouching, Adobe Creative Suite
A Rohingya woman cries while holding her severely malnourished child in a refugee camp in Sittwe, Myanmar, May 2014. At this time, the Myanmar government banned foreign aid groups from operating in the camps.
New high-rise buildings are seen in Ulaanbataar, Mongolia, April 2017. Rapid, urban development mixed with a traditional diet of meat and fried bread is a leading cause of hypertension and high blood pressure in Mongolians.
A devotee has his cheek pierced with two swords as a way of honoring the 9 emperor gods, during the vegetarian festival at the Bang Neow Shrine in Phuket Thailand, October 2022. The devotees allegedly enter a trance allowing them to bear the process, and the pain is a form of purification they undergo before leading a procession through the streets.
Charlie, a mahout, follows his elephants away from a river after their daily swim in Chiang Mai, Thailand, July 2020. Mahouts and elephants were hard hit during the Covid-19 pandemic due to a severe decline in tourism generated income.
An open-pit mine, operated by Thaidi Aung Swe Moe company, near Sintku township, Mandalay, June 2015. Nearby residents say the mine was originally slated to cover twenty acres, though it has since expanded to an unknown size.
A Thai drag queen takes part in Bangkok Pride, the first official pride parade with support of the then newly elected Governor of Bangkok, in Bangkok, Thailand, June 2022. Though Thailand is often thought to be a safe haven for the LGBTIQ+ community, the reality is that it is a constant struggle for legitimate recognition and support. Many continue to push for equality in a variety of areas such as same-sex marriage, and to fight vague, outdated laws concerning gender.
Novice Buddhist nuns shave their heads at a nunnery outside of Yangon, Myanmar. December 2015. Shaving for the first time is a scary and vulnerable time for young nuns and they try to help each other through the experience.
Volunteers from the Siam Nonthaburi Foundation pray over the body of a Covid-19 victim before transferring it from the morgue to the Rat Prakong Tham temple in Nonthaburi, Thailand, in August 2021. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this was often the closest thing to a last rites ceremony, as Buddhist monks and family were not allowed to re-open the coffins once sealed.
Muslim women watch Ashura from a doorway in Yangon, Myanmar, October 2015. Muslims are heavily censored and persecuted in Myanmar, and Ashura is the biggest and most open celebration of the Muslim faith in the country.
A pregnant Rohingya woman and her mother wait for a doctor to arrive in a bare-bones clinic in a refugee camp outside of Sittwe, Myanmar, May 2014. One full-time doctor was available for 140,000 people, and pregnant women often had to wait up to twelve hours to be seen.
Smoke stacks from a coal-fueled power plant are seen on the edge of Ulaanbataar, Mongolia, April 2017. During the winter months, when coal usage is at an all time high, including in private homes, the air quality becomes dangerous. Many people, children especially, are diagnosed with pneumonia.
A Thai man, and member of the Ratchaphruek Taxi Cooperative, waters vegetables in a community garden built on top of out-of-use taxi cars in Bangkok, Thailand, September 2021. The owners of the cooperative encouraged drivers to grow the vegetables as a source of food to combat income loss and destress amidst the severe decline in work at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic in Thailand.
The Rohingya refugee crises in 2014, the historic Myanmar election in 2015, dangerous gold mines and daily life. This is a collection of single images of extraordinary moments from around Southeast Asia and beyond.